Spring Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
11 a.m., May 10, 2014
Information for Faculty Participants
The Spring commencement programs are May 9 for graduate students and May 10 for undergraduate students. The graduate ceremony is 7 p.m. in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center and the undergraduate ceremony is 11 a.m. in Seth Grove Stadium. Information on the graduate ceremony will be shared by the School of Graduate Studies.
- Invitation to faculty: The Commencement Committee invites faculty to participate. College
deans will poll department chairs by May 2 to determine the number of faculty participants
to provide an accurate count of required seats.
- Cap and gown: Faculty members
who wish to order academic regalia are asked to contact the University Store at
ext. 1600 from on-campus or 477-1600 from off-campus.
- Diploma presentation: If you want to
present a diploma cover to a family member who is graduating, please contact
Dr. Peter M. Gigliotti at ext. 1202 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
by April 30.
- Guest admission: No tickets are
required for guest admission. Participants who wish to bring a guest may obtain
a ticket for reserved seating in the stadium from the Office of University
Communications and Marketing, ext. 1202, by April 30.
- Guest arrival: Stadium gates
open at 9 a.m. Light refreshments will be available. Refreshment stands also
will be open to purchase cold drinks. Please have your guests arrive in time to
be seated by 10:30 a.m. The academic procession begins promptly at 11 a.m.
- Robing: Faculty will
robe by 10:30 a.m. in the Red Raider Locker Room under the north end of the
procession: The academic procession will form at 10:45 a.m. and start promptly at
11 a.m. The mace bearer will lead the processional followed by the graduating
class, faculty, administrators and the platform party. The recessional will be
led by the mace bearer followed by the platform party, administrators and
faculty. Since students will not recess, faculty who wish to remain to meet
with graduates should step aside to allow other faculty to continue off the
- Special note on
inclement weather: Information about commencement will be
available on Hotline at 477-1200. In the event of inclement weather,
information will be placed on Hotline beginning May 9 and will be updated as
needed. Final information will be available by 7 a.m. May 10. If bad weather forces commencement indoors, there will be two separate
ceremonies in Heiges Field House. Members of the John L. Grove College of Business, and the College
of Education and Human Services will participate in the 11 a.m. ceremony.
Members of the College of Arts and Sciences will participate in the 3 p.m.
ceremony. The decision to move indoors will be made by Interim President
Harpster as soon as possible. If there are two ceremonies, faculty
participants are asked to robe at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their
Should you have
any questions concerning your participation in the ceremony, please call Dr.
Gigliotti at ext. 1202 or via e-mail at email@example.com.